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Sega Sells Relic, Cuts 240 Jobs And Prepares For European Restructuring

The times are hard for Sega Europe.

The multi-country division of Sega has announced a restructuring that will also impact Creative Assembly and Sega Hardlight.

The top news released today is that Sega will sell off Age of Empires reboot developer Relic during what should be a renaissance for the classic RTS franchise.

In a statement, Jurgen Post, the newly appointed head of Sega Europe, commits, “Sega is working closely with Relic on this shift, and we wish them the best for the future.”

But the hard times don’t end there. Sega Europe and Collective Assembly are losing 240 jobs across both companies, with most of the affected workers in the U.K.

Post adds, “I want to sincerely apologize for the worry and understandable distress this news will cause, particularly for those directly affected. These decisions have been incredibly tough to make, and they follow meticulous consideration and deliberation with leadership teams across the business. Change is necessary to secure the future of our games business, and to ensure that we are well placed to deliver the best possible experiences to our players going forward.”

U.K.-based mobile developer Sega HARDLight is also impacted to a lesser extent by today’s job losses.